Ecoviolence and the Law: Supranational Normative Foundation of Ecocrime

Ecoviolence and the Law: Supranational Normative Foundation of Ecocrime

by Laura Westra
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571053166

ISBN-13: 9781571053169

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Exploring such acts of environmental violence as "ecocrimes," the author builds the case that the international law principles of jus cogens and erga omnes justify characterizing ecocrime as a "just crime" requiring action to curb their occurrence and punishment to deter them. The book discusses the obstacles that defining environmental assaults as

Overview

Exploring such acts of environmental violence as "ecocrimes," the author builds the case that the international law principles of jus cogens and erga omnes justify characterizing ecocrime as a "just crime" requiring action to curb their occurrence and punishment to deter them. The book discusses the obstacles that defining environmental assaults as "ecocrimes" will face both in national and international circumstances. The author concludes by proposing the creation of an International Environmental Court that would adjudicate "ecocrime" issues. This forward thinking work will be of great interest to all involved in the human rights issues of environmental threats.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571053169
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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